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deep-fried breaded oysters

  • Serves: 2
  • Calories: 392 kcal
  • Total Time: 15 m
    • Prep: 5 m
    • Cook: 10 m
  • Japanese: Kaki-furai
Deep-Fried Breaded Oysters



  • 10 raw oysters
  • a little salt and pepper
  • 2 cups salad oil for deep frying
  • suitable amount Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 lemon wedges for garnish


  • 1/2 ounce flour
  • 1 egg
  • 1 ounce bread crumbs

tartar sauce (optional):

  • 5 tablespoons mayonnaise
  • 1 boiled egg
  • 1 1/3 ounces pickles
  • 1/3 ounce parsley
  • 1 teaspoon white wine vinegar or freshly squeezed lemon juice
Step 1

step 1:

Wash the oysters and wipe dry with a paper towel. Sprinkle with the salt and pepper.

Step 2

step 2:

Lightly coat the oysters with the flour in a pan.

Step 3

step 3:

Beat the egg in a bowl and coat the oysters with the egg.

Step 4

step 4:

Then coat well with the bread crumbs in a separate pan.

Step 5

step 5:

Heat the oil to 340 °F on medium heat and deep-fry the oysters 1 minute 30 seconds until golden brown. Remove and drain on a rack, and serve.

Step 6

step 6:

If you like, make the tartar sauce. Chop the boiled egg, pickles and parsley. Mix them with the mayonnaise and white wine vinegar (or freshly squeezed lemon juice) in a bowl.


Pour the Worcestershire sauce or tartar sauce over the oysters, and garnish with the lemon wedges.


This dish has been very popular since it was first served at a Japanese restaurant about 100 years ago. It is cooked not only in restaurants, but also at home. Deep-fried oysters are more popular than raw oysters in Japan. Deep-fried oysters have a unique taste.